Danish for medical practitioners

Who can apply?

Speak provides tailored Danish language courses for foreign medical practitioners who wish to attain authorisation in order to practice medicine in Denmark. These tailored courses are also for medical practitioners who have authorisation but wish to focus on a specific hospital ward or medical specialism.

We offer 3 different basic courses. In addition to this, you can choose extra course addons/elements. Read about our 3 different course offers and extra options below.

1. Danish Language Course for MD's at Gentofte Hospital

This course is our most popular and extensive Danish course and it takes place at Gentofte Hospital. We offer module 3.3, 3.4 & 3.5.

 

Module 3.3 & 3.4
The course holds the same elements as the regular Danish classes, but with a main focus on areas that are important, when working as a medical doctor in Denmark. For example a vocabulary related to the human body and diseases as well as focus on a good pronunciation, communication with patients and colleagues and knowledge about the Danish health care system.

All course participants are medical doctors or dentists, which gives you a good opportunity to build and expand your professional network.

In addition to these regular Danish lessons, you can choose an extra clinical module and Wednesday lectures.

 

Module 3.5
In module 3.5, we focus on Danish Examination 3 (PD3) in order to ensure that you obtain the grades that are required to apply for Danish authorisation. You will be taught by our medical Danish teachers and also by Danish medical doctors. You will be able to practice and participate in simulated conversations with patients based on concrete cases every week.

The course includes an introduction to the Danish health care system and assistance to find unpaid placements/internships.

In addition to the Danish lessons, you can choose an extra clinical module, Wednesday lectures and preparation for the oral medical test (OSCE).

The practicalities

Place:

Time:

  • Module 3 & 4: Mondays 9 – 15.15, Tuesdays 9 – 12.15 & Wednesdays 10.45 – 12.15 (+ possible extra addons).
  • Module 5: Wednesdays 10.45 – 12.15, Thursdays 9 – 15.15 & Fridays 9 – 15.15 (+ possible extra addons).
    In addition: internship.

Price:

  • The course is free of charge, including addons, if you hold a municipal medical Danish referral. However, you must pay a one-off deposit of DKK 2000,-. See deposit rules here.
  • If you hold an ordinary municipal referral, the course is also free of charge, but you will be charged for possible addons.
  • If you do not hold any municipal referral, the price is DKK 119,- per lesson (45 minutes) + extra for possible addons.
  • Prices include the fee to sit Danish Language 3 Examination.

2. Online Danish Language Course for MD's

This is a skype/online course for medical practitioners who are required to pass the Danish Language 3 Examination (PD3), but are unable to attend the Danish Language Course for Medical Practitioners at Gentofte Hospital. We tailor the course material to focus on your language needs that you may have in relation to a potential position in a particular ward and to ensure that you achieve the grades that are required to sit for the medical knowledge examinations. You will skype once a week with your teacher and you will have5 online lessons per week, when you complete and hand in your homework.

In addition to the Danish lessons, you can choose an extra clinical module, Wednesday lectures and preparation for the OSCE (only module 5).

The practicalities

Place:

  • Online

Time:

  • Skyping once a week + online exercises (6 weekly lessons in total)

Price:

  • The course is free of charge if you hold a municipal referral. However, you must pay a one-off deposit of DKK 2000,- + extra for possible addons. See deposit rules here.
  • If you do not hold a municipal referral, the price is DKK 119,- per lesson (45 minutes) + extra for possible addons.
  • Prices include the fee to sit Danish Language 3 Examination.

3. Danish Language 3 Examination Course for MD's

This course consists of targeted online one-on-one teaching, with the objective of improving your Danish Language 3 Examination result. You will discuss with your teacher on the areas that you need to focus on and a tailor-made programme will be made just for you. We also provide this course in a face-to-face version. The course will be concluded with the Danish Language 3 Examination.

Please contact us for information on prices.

Clinical module (addon for module 3, 4, 5)

In this clinical module you will learn the approach to medical elucidation and treatment that is required in the Danish health care system. All medical subjects and cases are training in the Danish clinical language and a preparation for the written medical test which is held in March and September each year.

The clinical module is conducted by Dr. Adam Høgsbro Laursen.

 

  • Place: Gentofte Hospital
  • Time: Every other Wednesday from 18 to 21, starting 12 August 2020.
  • Price: DKK 990,- per session.
    The course is free of charge, if you hold a medical Danish referral.

Wednesday lectures (addon for module 3, 4, 5)

Wednesday lectures are presentation by a different medical doctors every Wednesday. The course is generally based on the most frequent medical problems and illnesses.

Every Wednesday a new doctor will be teaching. It may be a resident or a specialist. Some of the doctors are Danes and others are foreign doctors who themselves have themselves obtained Danish authorisation and permission to work independently.

 

Preparation for the OSCE (addon for module 5)

This course is for medical doctors who are registered to participate in the oral medical test (OSCE).

The course will cover subjects from the 10 OSCE stations, where you need to explain and demonstrate your skills as you record medical anamnesis and communicate with an actor, acting as a patient.

The course will be conducted by Dr. Abdul Qader Yousefi.

 

  • Place: Gentofte Hospital
  • Time: Wednesdays 19 & 26 August from 12.30 to 15.30.
  • Price: 600 DKK per session.
    The course is free of charge, if you hold a medical Danish referral.

Rules relating to Danish language courses

You are required to complete your Danish language course within the deadlines of a so-called klippekort (a voucher system). This means, for example, that you have to set deadlines to complete the individual modules of your course and the course in its entirety:

– If you are a self-supporting student, the general rule is that you must complete your Danish language course within 3½ years.
– If you are referred under the Integration Act, the general rule is that you must complete your Danish language course within 5 years.

Read more on the klippekort here

Contact

Enrolment

You need to attend an interview with a language consultant, before you can enrol.